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Man killed in motorcycle accident


David Jay Plumb

David Jay Plumb

A motorcyclist died late Sunday afternoon after he struck an oncoming car.

According to the Kent County Sheriff Department, they were called to the scene of the accident on old Alpine, just south of 12 Mile Road, in Sparta Township about 5:50 p.m. Police determined that the driver of the motorcycle, David Jay Plumb, 52, of Grant, and formerly of Sparta, was traveling south on old Alpine, when he lost control and crossed the centerline, and struck the car of a Cedar Springs couple. Plumb died at the scene of his injuries. He was wearing a helmet.

William Yuncker, 70, suffered a collapsed lung and broken ribs. Mary Yuncker, 64, suffered bruising and scrapes. Both were transported to Spectrum Butterworth Hospital by Rockford Ambulance.

Funeral services for David Plumb will be Friday at 3 p.m. at Hessel-Cheslek Funeral Home in Sparta.

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